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Prayer 4 – When Redemption begins

When redemption begins

“So this was truly God,
Wrapped in a tattered blanket,
Love was finally here,
Sleeping while the world awakened,
And redemption begins,
With a baby in Bethlehem”

(When hope comes down—Kari Jobe)

 

Prayer Focus

I like the idea of Jesus being LOVE personified.  That’s what the world needs.  LOVE needs to be our motive of all we do.   And then as the song says. God in humble beginnings: a tattered blanket.

Do you believe God is in your humble settings?

  • Celebrate the LOVE of God in your life and in the world.
  • How can you share LOVE with another? Is God showing you a new way, a new service of love?
  • Ponder the humble setting of your life.

 

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Prayer 3 – What gift are you bringing?

What GIFT are you bringing?

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.”

(Matthew 12: 11)

 

Prayer Focus

We all love gifts, don’t we?  The Magi, knew they were in the presence of a King.  That’s why, they bowed.  There was just something about Jesus.   They then presented gifts… what gift could we give God?

  • Thank God for the many “gifts” He has given you.
  • What gift in your life or (of your life) could you give to God?
  • How will your walk with God look different this Christmas and in the new year?

 

 

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Prayer 2 – When silence is golden

When silence is golden

“So this is how it was
A silent night like any other,
When heaven sent the one,
The one we will call our Saviour,
And redemption begins,
In a stable in Bethlehem”

(When hope comes down—Kari Jobe)

 

Prayer Focus

Christmas time can get noisy.  Busyness is also a noise.  The song speaks of God slipping into the world on a “seemingly ordinary “night.  Perhaps Jesus does that same this year in your life.  Look for Him in the ordinary:

  • Pray to see God in the ordinary movements of your life.
  • Be silent in prayer. Just sit there with your Saviour.  (Don’t let words get in the way)
  • Thank God for being our Saviour

 

 

 

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Prayer 1 – What star are you following?

“After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. “

(Matthew 12: 9)

 

Prayer Focus

As we approach Christmas we often get caught up with all the other things surrounding Christmas such as: the tinsel, the Christmas meal, the gifts, and the family visiting and we thus forget to  LOOK UP.

To look at “the star” …

Look at the main purpose of Christmas:

  • Pray for focus / perspective
  • Thank God for being born into our world
  • Pray for a meaningful Christmas